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# hpsc - Last week 27th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

Parent of child transferred to Sweden for emergency RSV treatment calls for stronger virus messaging
# Rsv
# Rsv

Parent of child transferred to Sweden for emergency RSV treatment calls for stronger virus messaging

Updated Nov 28th 2022, 5:08 PM 45,261 Views 9 Comments

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre says recent RSV figures are ‘substantially’ higher than other years.

# hpsc - Last month November 2022

Last week saw the highest number of cases of RSV Ireland has ever recorded in one week
# Rsv
# Rsv

Last week saw the highest number of cases of RSV Ireland has ever recorded in one week

Nov 18th 2022, 6:03 PM 38,907 Views 14 Comments

There were 648 RSV cases, including 282 hospital inpatients with RSV, recorded last week.

# hpsc - This year 2022

Health probe underway into increase in E. Coli cases in Mid-West HSE area
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Health probe underway into increase in E. Coli cases in Mid-West HSE area

Sep 6th 2022, 10:15 AM 11,326 Views 1 Comment

29 cases were recorded in the week preceding 27 August, 7 of which were in the Mid-West region.

Hundreds of thousands of Long Covid sufferers could cripple health service says Denis Naughten
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Hundreds of thousands of Long Covid sufferers could cripple health service says Denis Naughten

Aug 15th 2022, 4:16 PM 26,937 Views 17 Comments

Denis Naughten TD has called on Government to treat long Covid patients with the same urgency as the initial Covid-19 infections.

Number of Irish monkeypox cases rises to 101
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

Number of Irish monkeypox cases rises to 101

Aug 10th 2022, 5:28 PM 11,575 Views 8 Comments

This is an increase of four cases from Wednesday 3 August.

Number of monkeypox cases in Ireland rises to 97
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

Number of monkeypox cases in Ireland rises to 97

Updated Aug 4th 2022, 11:50 AM 14,852 Views 15 Comments

Most cases here are not linked to travel from countries where the virus is endemic.

Official Covid case numbers 'just the tip of the iceberg' as subvariants lead to summer surge
# Covid19
# Covid19

Official Covid case numbers 'just the tip of the iceberg' as subvariants lead to summer surge

Jun 25th 2022, 12:05 AM 44,969 Views 26 Comments

Last week there was a more than 50% jump in reported case numbers.

Coronavirus: 5,883 new cases and 1,182 patients in hospital, including 58 in ICU
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 5,883 new cases and 1,182 patients in hospital, including 58 in ICU

Apr 8th 2022, 3:23 PM 13,461 Views 11 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures in a statement this afternoon.

Flu viruses now circulating in Ireland with reported rise in cases over past week
# Flu
# Flu

Flu viruses now circulating in Ireland with reported rise in cases over past week

Updated Feb 18th 2022, 11:30 AM 33,705 Views 36 Comments

The HPSC said flu activity “significantly increased” last week.

# hpsc - Last year 2021

Three confirmed cases of the flu last week
# Winter Flu Season
# Winter Flu Season

Three confirmed cases of the flu last week

Nov 25th 2021, 6:01 PM 41,873 Views 24 Comments

No flu hospitalised or critical-care cases were notified during the past six weeks.

HPSC reports no new cases of flu for second week
# Flu
# Flu

HPSC reports no new cases of flu for second week

Nov 12th 2021, 11:14 AM 11,708 Views 14 Comments

Cases of another common respiratory virus are on the rise.

'Early days' for the spread of the flu as no cases reported in the last week
# Flu
# Flu

'Early days' for the spread of the flu as no cases reported in the last week

Nov 5th 2021, 4:00 PM 11,821 Views 12 Comments

The HPSC has not recorded any flu cases in the last week.

Ireland's first two flu cases of the season have been confirmed
# Influenza
# Influenza

Ireland's first two flu cases of the season have been confirmed

Oct 28th 2021, 7:10 PM 88,124 Views 45 Comments
  • The HSE recently launched its winter flu vaccine programme, with children aged 2-17 offered a flu nasal spray.
  • Usually in Ireland, 200-500 people die from the flu each winter - but there were no recorded cases last year.
  • The HPSC has said that global flu detections have increased in recent weeks, "albeit at low levels".
70% of Covid-19 patients admitted to ICU in the last six months were unvaccinated
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

70% of Covid-19 patients admitted to ICU in the last six months were unvaccinated

Oct 1st 2021, 2:06 PM 27,428 Views 47 Comments

There have been 70 fully vaccinated people admitted to ICU with a breakthrough infection since April.

Syphilis outbreak partly caused by 'significant restrictions' on access to testing during Covid
# Syphilis
# Syphilis

Syphilis outbreak partly caused by 'significant restrictions' on access to testing during Covid

Jul 18th 2021, 8:30 AM 43,214 Views 47 Comments

The number of cases are exceeding those seen before the Covid-19 pandemic.

Hiqa report reveals some main factors behind Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

Hiqa report reveals some main factors behind Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes

May 26th 2021, 11:34 AM 13,326 Views 4 Comments

Community incidence rates near homes and the number of beds within homes were among the factors.

National Covid-19 wastewater surveillance programme to begin next month
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

National Covid-19 wastewater surveillance programme to begin next month

Apr 30th 2021, 12:33 PM 13,572 Views 12 Comments

The programme will measure the level of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater within 68 wastewater catchment areas.

# hpsc - All time

HSE's disease surveillance centre receives €3m funding boost for 43 permanent roles
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE's disease surveillance centre receives €3m funding boost for 43 permanent roles

Dec 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 26,138 Views 12 Comments

The HPSC is Ireland’s specialist agency for the surveillance of communicable diseases.

How this week's Covid-19 data compares to last week
# Covid19
# Covid19

How this week's Covid-19 data compares to last week

Updated Oct 23rd 2020, 10:00 AM 51,926 Views 26 Comments

On day one of Level 5 let’s look at the spread of Covid-19 in Ireland – and how the data compares with last week.

There are 2,475 'open' outbreaks of Covid-19 in Ireland with 522 new outbreaks notified last week
# HPSC
# HPSC

There are 2,475 'open' outbreaks of Covid-19 in Ireland with 522 new outbreaks notified last week

Oct 15th 2020, 11:45 AM 27,601 Views 33 Comments

The HPSC published its latest report on outbreaks and clusters in Ireland this morning.

INMO backs decision to publish ethnicity data for healthcare workers who contract Covid-19
# HSE
# HSE

INMO backs decision to publish ethnicity data for healthcare workers who contract Covid-19

Sep 27th 2020, 7:15 AM 19,433 Views 8 Comments

Data from the UK suggests that BAME healthcare workers were more likely to die from Covid-19.

Pubs and restaurants expected to close, but the data around Covid outbreaks paints a complex picture
# Dublin
# Dublin

Pubs and restaurants expected to close, but the data around Covid outbreaks paints a complex picture

Sep 18th 2020, 11:35 AM 125,142 Views 97 Comments

The industry has said that few cases are linked to pubs and restaurants but international studies suggest dining out could be a factor in the spread of the disease.

Data shows Ireland's 14-day incidence rate now 46.8, Dublin double that at 89.1
# 14-DAY INCIDENCE
# 14-DAY INCIDENCE

Data shows Ireland's 14-day incidence rate now 46.8, Dublin double that at 89.1

Sep 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 50,961 Views 67 Comments

Dublin – which has seen a spike in cases since late August – is highest at 89.1 while Sligo is the lowest at 3.1 per 100,000.

HSE set to face difficult task in reaching flu vaccination targets for healthcare staff
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

HSE set to face difficult task in reaching flu vaccination targets for healthcare staff

Sep 12th 2020, 8:30 AM 27,002 Views 29 Comments

Rates of healthcare worker vaccine uptake, particularly in nursing homes, remain low.

New data shows 2,018 Covid-19 outbreaks in private homes
# Covid19
# Covid19

New data shows 2,018 Covid-19 outbreaks in private homes

Sep 9th 2020, 11:18 AM 25,441 Views 35 Comments

The total number of workplace outbreaks is 85, including 31 in meat processing plants.

Debunked: The claims in this Facebook video about suicide figures and number of Covid deaths in Ireland are inaccurate
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: The claims in this Facebook video about suicide figures and number of Covid deaths in Ireland are inaccurate

Sep 8th 2020, 8:23 PM 10,579 Views 14 Comments

In the video, Ben Gilroy makes a number of false and misleading claims about coronavirus and suicide in Ireland.

FactFind: No, it's not correct to say just 100 people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

FactFind: No, it's not correct to say just 100 people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland

Sep 8th 2020, 4:08 PM 159,507 Views 114 Comments

A widely shared Facebook video incorrectly claims that 100 people, not 1,777, have died because of the virus in Ireland.

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI
# New Guidelines
# New Guidelines

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI

Updated Jul 2nd 2020, 8:27 AM 49,987 Views 119 Comments

Teachers’ unions will appear before the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

Healthcare staff 'considered immune' for three months after recovering from Covid-19
# HSE
# HSE

Healthcare staff 'considered immune' for three months after recovering from Covid-19

Jun 1st 2020, 12:10 AM 49,422 Views 40 Comments

Guidance regarding immunity and healthcare workers was compiled by the HSE.

A total of 36 children aged under 15 have been hospitalised with Covid-19
# HPSC
# HPSC

A total of 36 children aged under 15 have been hospitalised with Covid-19

May 20th 2020, 8:56 AM 35,209 Views 116 Comments

The latest county-by-county breakdown shows Leitrim, Sligo, Waterford and Carlow have the least amount of cases.

There are now 99 clusters of Covid-19 in nursing homes and residential settings around Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

There are now 99 clusters of Covid-19 in nursing homes and residential settings around Ireland

Updated Apr 6th 2020, 6:00 PM 48,493 Views 53 Comments

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan confirmed the increase in clusters this evening.

50 clusters of Covid-19 identified in nursing homes, new health data shows
# Outbreaks
# Outbreaks

50 clusters of Covid-19 identified in nursing homes, new health data shows

Apr 5th 2020, 12:39 PM 22,768 Views 26 Comments

This number of clusters rose by ten in the space of one day, according to data from the HPSC.

Harris announces new supports for nursing homes after 40 clusters identified across the country
# HPSC
# HPSC

Harris announces new supports for nursing homes after 40 clusters identified across the country

Updated Apr 4th 2020, 2:15 PM 57,091 Views 99 Comments

Figures correct as of midnight on Wednesday were released this morning by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

New figures show 38 clusters of Covid-19 in Ireland's nursing homes
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

New figures show 38 clusters of Covid-19 in Ireland's nursing homes

Apr 3rd 2020, 12:29 PM 29,283 Views 20 Comments

Nursing homes now account for 23.8% of Covid-19 clusters in the country.

New report shows there are now 118 clusters of Covid-19 in Ireland, with 24 in nursing homes
# Data Breakdown
# Data Breakdown

New report shows there are now 118 clusters of Covid-19 in Ireland, with 24 in nursing homes

Apr 1st 2020, 2:04 PM 39,916 Views 21 Comments

That’s according to the latest data by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

Most Irish coronavirus cases contracted in Ireland - new stats give full breakdown on Covid-19
# HPSC
# HPSC

Most Irish coronavirus cases contracted in Ireland - new stats give full breakdown on Covid-19

Mar 26th 2020, 12:24 PM 199,969 Views 45 Comments

Three children under the age of one have contracted the virus so far.

Dublin universities send warnings to students over mumps outbreak in the capital
# Mumps
# Mumps

Dublin universities send warnings to students over mumps outbreak in the capital

Oct 25th 2019, 6:10 AM 14,410 Views 18 Comments

In September, Health Protection Surveillance Centre was notified of 69 cases of mumps.

Another measles outbreak confirmed, this time in north Dublin
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Another measles outbreak confirmed, this time in north Dublin

Mar 4th 2019, 5:56 PM 36,249 Views 64 Comments

There have been five cases since the start of February.

'The worst I've seen yet': Concern as number of HIV and STI diagnoses rise this year
# Safe Sex
# Safe Sex

'The worst I've seen yet': Concern as number of HIV and STI diagnoses rise this year

Nov 16th 2018, 12:05 AM 40,320 Views 54 Comments

A total of 11,078 STI diagnoses have been reported so far this year.

Seven people have died from flu this winter as medics warn people to take care
# Warning
# Warning

Seven people have died from flu this winter as medics warn people to take care

Jan 7th 2017, 2:33 PM 26,327 Views 36 Comments

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre said 341 people were admitted to hospital for flu in the last two weeks of 2016.

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